AVOD

Fox’s Tubi Free Streaming Service Is Coming to Five Latin American Countries

Fox Entertainment’s Tubi is upping its free-streaming game in Latin America, set to launch in five countries in the region later this month. Tubi is set to launch…

Redbox Is Now Officially Part of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment as $375 Million Deal Closes

Redbox, the struggling DVD-rental kiosk operator and video streamer, is now part of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment — the streaming aggregator that gets its name from…

UTA Co-Heads of TV Lit Dan Erlij and Allan Haldeman Break Down State of Streaming, ‘Transparency’ of AVOD Future

With streamers making their biggest bets yet on content — and more of them about to include advertising options — Variety spoke with Dan Erlij and Allan Haldeman,…

TikTok Gains Ground on YouTube Among Southeast Asia Streaming Audiences – Study

TikTok is gaining ground strongly on YouTube among audiences in Southeast Asia, a new study finds. And the two ad-supported streaming giants took a bite out of premium…

Fox Corp, Verizon Renew Multi-Year Distribution Deal as Fios Adds Tubi and Fox Weather

Fox Corp. struck multi-year renewal of its distribution agreement with Verizon on Wednesday, adding ad-supported streamer Tubi and Fox Weather as part of its offerings via Fios TV.…

Jeff Wachtel Launches Future Shack Entertainment, Pacts With Roku, Blink49 Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

TV industry veteran Jeff Wachtel has raised financing and assembled a small team to launch Future Shack Entertainment, a production banner focused on developing TV for global markets.…

Asia Pacific Market Critical to Growth of Global Online Video Industry – Study

The Asia-Pacific region is now the largest contributor to growth of the global online video industry, a major new study published Monday finds. With the U.S. and Europe…

U.K. Independent Film Sector Strained to Market Failure Level, Grim BFI Report Finds

A perfect storm of flatlining production budgets, galloping costs and declining revenues have led to the U.K. independent film sector being strained to the point of market failure,…

FilmRise Scores Deal With Roku on Digital Native Series ‘BriannaPlayz” (EXCLUSIVE)

Brooklyn-based film and television studio and streaming network FilmRise has announced that its original streaming series “BriannaPlayz” is set to play exclusively on The Roku Channel in the U.S.…

Subscription Video Continues to Gain in Japan – Study

Subscription video streaming services in Japan counted 48.4 million subscribers at the end of the first quarter, with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video accounting for nearly half of…

How the Market Crash Is Forcing Hollywood Giants to Reassess Digital Strategies

By the end of a brutal trading day on May 18, Wall Street had delivered a wallop to Hollywood that will change the course of business as surely…

Jaeson Ma’s EST Studios Signs Production, Sales Pact With Taiwan’s Studio76 (EXCLUSIVE)

EST Studios, a newly launched finance, production and sales company, has announced a co-production partnership with Taiwan-based Studio76. Together they are targeting an initial slate of six films…